Limited Term Faculty, Teacher Education
Posted Date 20 hours ago(1/5/2022 12:06 AM)
Number of Openings
The review of application materials will begin February, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
School of Education
The Department of Teacher Education at the University of St. Thomas in
Minneapolis, MN invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor
of Teacher Education specializing in Social Foundations and Cultural Studies
to begin September, 2022. This is a full-time, limited term appointment.
The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal
opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal
attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive
environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic
origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities,
and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a
variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is
consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the
University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely,
and work skillfully to advance the common good.
The School of Education prepares transformative teachers and leaders to
positively impact students' lives. The School of Education actively seeks to
attract, retain, and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds
to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students
richly varied perspectives.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major
metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota's largest private
university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal
arts, professional, and graduate programs. A recent study found the
Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population grew nearly 8% from 2010 – 2017.
Census data also shows that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both
racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the broader United
Successful applicants will join a collaborative, creative teacher education
faculty who prepare candidates for initial licensure and advanced
Primary responsibilities of this position will include:
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to critical pedagogy,
culturally responsive and sustaining teaching, and social foundations of
education (course titles: Diverse Learners and Families, Education:
Policies and Issues), and/or contributing to general education courses,
and potentially supervising student teachers. Courses are delivered in
both face to face and blended online environments.
Producing scholarly research and publications
Advising graduate and undergraduate students
Collaborating with schools
Contributing to School of Education initiatives
Engaging in service to the department, school, university, and community
In a Limited Term appointment, a faculty member is appointed annually with a
one year contract which may be renewed a maximum of four times. Under no
circumstances does a limited term contract convey the expectation or
possession of a tenured track or tenure track appointment.
An earned doctorate and/or ABD, (U.S. or foreign equivalent meeting HLC
requirements) in Education or in a related area
A minimum of three years teaching experience with a combination of
university and k-12 experience
Demonstrated teaching excellence through submission of teaching
Expertise in field-based teacher preparation
Experience with collaborative school and community-based initiatives and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to conduct research and make scholarly contributions
to the field of education
Applicants must also be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for
legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason
Experience with EdTPA
Experience working on externally funded projects and seeking external
Experience with use of technology integration such as CANVAS in teaching
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https: // www. stthomas.edu/jobs/. After creating and submitting
an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application. Here
you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the
position, and upload the following documents to your profile:
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness with submission of teaching evaluations
Teaching Philosophy including your perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion
Scholarly/Professional Writing Sample
Description of Research Agenda
Sample Course Syllabus
Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion
Complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Do not upload recommendation letters as part of the online application process.
Please do not upload any additional documents into the other available fields
within the candidate profile at this time. Further application materials may
be requested at a later date but no additional materials beyond those
requested above are asked of you at this time.
The review of application materials will begin in February, 2022 and
continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact Dr. Eleni Roulis, Search Committee
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working
environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and
successful completion of a background screening.
All University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for
COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons.
Our offer of employment is contingent upon the verification of your COVID-19
vaccination or an approval through our exemption process of a medical or
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises
the official job listing on its website at www. stthomas.edu/jobs.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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